After whirlwind summer, Paul leads Hornets to strong start

Friday, November 10th 2006, 5:55 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) After a jet-setting summer that sent Chris Paul across the country and halfway around the world he's now leading the New Orleans Hornets to the top of the NBA's Western Conference.

During the off-season Paul held basketball camps in Oklahoma City and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He visited troops at Fort Bliss in Texas, spent time at the Hornets summer league camp in Las Vegas and was celebrity host of two NBA draft parties in New York.

He also managed to make time to earning a starting job with the US basketball team at the world championships in Japan.

Now he's led the Hornets to a 4-1 start and is averaging 17.5 points and nearly 11 assists per game going into Friday nights game at Portland.

But through it all there is no indication he's over worked himself.

Paul says if he thought about everything he's done and decided he wanted to be tired, he could be tired, so he just doesn't think about it.